At the beginning of the summer I briefly visited a woodcarving school. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it! The inner beauty of the wood emerging by the hit of the chisel is breathtaking.
I've never tried woodcarving (I've carved only a few rubber stamps) but from what I've seen it requires excellent skills. I guess everything comes with practice.
The great thing was that almost all the students were teenagers with the exception of two ladies. I love seeing young people taking interest in crafts, especially in this delicate kind.
Here are some pictures I took there:
These will be gorgeous when finished!
Some I found on the web:
These are made by the Russian sculptor Yuri Firsanov. Click here for more of his masterpieces. You won't be disappointed!
Here are some more. Enjoy and have a splendid weekend!